On September 1, Glenn Hughes played at Chameleon Club in Lancaster, Pennsylvania as part of his “Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live” tour. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below.
Hughes‘s “Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live” tour finds him performing various hits and deep cuts from the DEEP PURPLE catalog, including “Burn”, “Stormbringer”, “Sail Away” and “Smoke On The Water”, among others. Asked if he handles all the vocal parts in the classic PURPLE songs, including those that were originally sung by David Coverdale, Hughes told the “Iron City Rocks”: “I do sing it all. It’s not like I want somebody in the band to sound like David. I enjoy singing his parts as well as my own parts. I have a very — as you know — bluesy, soulful voice, and I feel kind of comfortable singing some of David‘s stuff. I’ve been singing ‘Burn’ now as a lead vocalist for 45 years, pretty much, and I don’t think anybody really has ever gone home going, ‘Woah, that wasn’t Coverdale.’ I just think I’m doing it because it feels like I can do it; let’s just say I feel free doing it. It’s not a chore for me to do; it’s something I actually enjoy. I wouldn’t sing something I didn’t wanna sing.”
The U.S. leg of “Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live” will travel around the Northeast before wrapping up in Tarrytown, New York on September 22. MORE